The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
So the Lord God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.
Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of a flock, but Cain cultivated the land.
And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust."
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.
You will not go to all the hills that were once tilled with a hoe, for fear of the thorns and briers. [Those hills] will be places for oxen to graze and for sheep to trample.
The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of everyone who passes by.
2 Samuel 9:10
You, your sons, and your servants are to work the ground for him, and you are to bring in [the crops] so your master's grandson will have food to eat. But Mephibosheth, your master's grandson, is always to eat at my table." Now Ziba had 15 sons and 20 servants.
The profit from the land is taken by all; the king is served by the field.
Look! I am on your side; I will turn toward you, and you will be tilled and sown.
He will settle disputes among many peoples and provide arbitration for strong nations that are far away. They will beat their swords into plows, and their spears into pruning knives. Nation will not take up the sword against nation, and they will never again train for war.
a messenger came to Job and reported: "While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby,
Can you hold the wild ox by its harness to the furrow? Will it plow the valleys behind you?
Does the plowman plow every day to plant seed? Does he [continuously] break up and cultivate the soil?
The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
Do horses run on rock, or does someone plow [it] with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood-
If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there will be five more years without plowing or harvesting.